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Extreme learning machines (ELMs) have proven to be efficient and effective learning mechanisms for pattern classification and regression. However, ELMs are primarily applied to supervised learning problems. Only a few existing research papers have used ELMs to explore unlabeled data. In this paper, we extend ELMs for both semi-supervised and unsupervised(More)
The effects of doxycycline hyclate (DOXY) pleurodesis were compared with those of tetracycline hydrochloride (TCN) in 25 healthy New Zealand White rabbits. One group of rabbits received TCN (pH 2.0) in the left pleural space at a concentration of 35 mg/kg in 3.0 ml of saline solution. Four other groups of rabbits received DOXY in two concentrations (35(More)
BACKGROUND Maintenance therapy for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has gained extensive interest. Varying results for this treatment underpin the need for a synthesis of evidence. METHODS Trials investigating maintenance therapy with either a continuous or a switch strategy for patients with nonprogressing NSCLC compared with placebo or(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM To screen for serum biomarkers of HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and HBV-related liver cirrhosis (LC) in an attempt to seek a new method for differential diagnosis of HCC and LC using surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF-MS) techniques. METHODS Using SELDI-TOF-MS, serum(More)
BACKGROUND Health related quality of life (HRQL) is a research topic that has attracted increasing interests around the world over the past two decades. The 36-item Short Form (SF-36) is a commonly used instrument for measuring HRQL. However, the information on Chinese adults' quality of life is limited. This paper reports on the feasibility of using the(More)
Few large series compare lymphomas of the nasal cavity with those of the paranasal sinuses. We studied the cases of 58 patients, 34 males and 24 females, aged 7 to 92 years (mean, 57 years), who had lymphoma involving the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses. Thirty-three patients had diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Twenty-three were male and 10 were(More)
BACKGROUND Moxifloxacin-containing triple therapy has been suggested as an alternative second-line therapy for Helicobacter pylori infection. AIMS To systematically review the efficacy and tolerance of moxifloxacin-containing triple therapy in second-line H. pylori eradication, and to conduct a meta-analysis of studies comparing this regimen with(More)
Wireless cognitive radio (CR) is a newly emerging paradigm that attempts to opportunistically transmit in licensed frequencies , without affecting the pre-assigned users of these bands. To enable this functionality, such a radio must predict its operational parameters, such as transmit power and spectrum. These tasks, collectively called spectrum management(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Previous studies have reported inconsistent findings that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) therapy might increase the risk of hip fracture. We investigated the association between PPIs therapy and hip fracture by a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS We systematically searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library. We included(More)
Products fermented with lactic acid bacteria may show antihypertensive effects via substances such as angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It was previously found that milk fermented with Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei NTU 101 (101FM) or Lactobacillus plantarum NTU 102 (102FM) has ACEI and GABA(More)